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Frequently Asked Questions

The APA will provide a blended experience for attendees, with both an in-person experience followed by an online-only experience two-weeks later. Everyone who registers for the in-person experience also receives complimentary access to the online experience, which includes exclusive virtual content you do not want to miss! And if in-person isn’t right for you, register for the online-only experience and you'll also receive access to a limited On Demand product featuring the top 20 sessions from New Orleans.

The program is set to include a total of 300 scientific sessions, 3 plenary sessions, and 1,000 posters. Attendees of both the in-person and virtual events are able to claim up to 46.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ hours of live CME credit.

APA Annual Meeting On Demand is a separate product and is not included with Annual Meeting registration. However, the On Demand product can be added to your Annual Meeting registration for an additional fee. APA Annual Meeting On Demand allows you to earn up to 75 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The Annual Meeting Self-Assessment in Psychiatry is available now in the APA learning center. Complete the 2022 Annual Meeting self-assessment quiz online and earn up to 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ credits, approved by ABPN for MOC Part 2. The Annual Meeting Self-Assessment in Psychiatry will become available in February and stay available until December 21, 2022.

  • Opening Session
  • Distinguished Fellows Convocation
  • Product Theater
  • Poster Sessions
  • Coffee and Conversations within the exhibit hall

The general conference evaluation, credit claim, and CME certificate will open on May 25, 2022. An email will be sent out to all eligible attendees on May 25, 2022 with instructions for claiming credit. The website will remain active until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 12, 2022. Certificates will not be available after this date.

Evaluation and credit claim will be available until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 12, 2022. Certificates will not be available after this date.

Nonmember Medical Student and Mental Health Professional registrations are considered provisional until eligibility credentials have been provided. Acceptable credentials include but are not limited to Medical Student ID, Organization/Business ID, or Business Card.

We encourage all registrants to use the online registration system. Registrations cannot be processed over the phone or by mail. If you need an invoice to process a check payment, please register online and, in the payment section, select “Pay by check”. The system will save your registration in a pending status and send you an invoice via email.

APA accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Checks (U.S. funds only). Checks should be made payable to the American Psychiatric Association, and sent to APA Registration at the following address: P.O. Box 896656, Charlotte, NC 28289-6656. Wire transfers are NOT accepted.

30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ hours of live CME credit will be available for the in-person meeting and 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ hours of live CME credit for the virtual meeting.

General questions about registration and difficulties registering should be directed to [email protected] or by calling 202-559-3900 or 888-357-7924.

Cancellation requests must be received in writing by March 24, 2022, at [email protected]. Once processed, the fee (if eligible) will be refunded in the manner in which it was received. Refund timelines and cancellation fees are as follows:

  • Until February 24, 2022: Full Refunds
  • February  25 - March 24, 2022: Refund less cancellation fee equal to 25% of the total amount paid
  • March 25, 2022, and beyond: No Refunds, all sales are final*

*If you are unable to attend the in-person meeting, we can transfer your in-person registration to the Online meeting at no additional cost by contacting [email protected].

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